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The Death and Return of Superman (2011)

Screenwriter Max Landis accounts DC's 1992 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman," pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Landis ... Himself
Kit Willesee ... 30's Woman
Yuri Lowenthal ... 30's Man
Grae Drake ... DC Executive
Joel Michaely ... DC Executive
Alex Montilla Alex Montilla ... DC Executive
Amalia Levari ... DC Executive
Morgan Krantz ... Superman
Jimmi Simpson ... Mad Scientist
Elden Henson ... Doomsday
Brian Morrison Brian Morrison ... Guardian / Space Puppy
Brad Gage ... Guy Gardner
James Markham Hall Jr. ... Bloodwynd (as Jamie Hall)
Chloe Dykstra ... Ice / Tora Olafsdotter
Joe Bereta ... Booster Gold / Michael Jon Carter
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Screenwriter Max Landis accounts DC's 1992 multi-issue story arc "The Death and Return of Superman," pointing out various plot holes and featuring a number of celebrity cameos.

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Short | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Death and Return of Superman See more »

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Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
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Adjacent LA See more »
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Color
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Max Landis: It turns out that when Kryptonians get the living fuck punched out of them, they go into something called a 'healing coma', which is identical in all terms and purposes to human death. So, the 'sleep' and return of Superman is not as compelling of a title, but that's what happened.
[pause]
Max Landis: He came out with like, long hair and like, you see he was like Super '90s, and he's like...
Superman: Cyborg Superman!
Cyborg Superman: What the fuck are you doing here?
Max Landis: And... he just beats the shit out of him. He tears his head off. ...
[...]
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Connections

References Chronicle (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Doomzday
lyrics written and performed by FloJamz99 (Eric Anderson and Alex Montilla)
music written and performed by Alex Montilla
song produced by Chris Ranier
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Simply Hilarious
1 December 2011 | by alucardjbSee all my reviews

I saw this at the Cinefamily world premiere in Los Angeles, and as someone who has no interest in comics, I must say this was so much fun. It's not your traditional short film. Rather, it's kind of a hybrid between Red Letter Media's Star Wars reviews and the Drunk History. Max Landis, son of director John Landis, has a real zeal for storytelling and makes the story of Superman's death interesting and exciting. The short runs about 20 minutes which is about 5 times the length of most short films. But Max's energy, the great costumes, fun effects and visuals make the time fly by. The most shocking aspect of this piece is the cast! Somehow Max Landis has managed to get film stars like Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, television stars, internet stars, and even Academy Award Winning director Ron Howard to run around in silly costumed reenacting his interpretation of a Superman Comic. On top of being highly entertaining, DAROS is also educational in it's own right. I walked out of there feeling more aware of what seems like a pretty important moment in the world of comics. I hope Max does more of these!


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